At work today, I was awarded a raise. It wasn't much, but at least it allowed me to be able to drop one of the on-call jobs. It was a tough decision to drop the job because it could mean I could get ahead financially, but the time off was more precious to me than the income.
I was asked if I wanted to return to a lead volunteer position, but I declined. As much as I loved doing the role last year, I want to make a lifestyle change. When I said no, it was divided between 4 people and I served as the consultant on a on-needed basis because I had previously managed all the duties.
Because of these two drastic changes in my life, I now feel a glimmer of hope that I am able to find the time I so desperately needed to reevaluate my life and what direction it is going. I need time. I need to simplify. I need to explore ways I could become even more frugal so I can be free
... is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is about re-evaluating our pursuits, our habits, and our motivations.